Charlie Cole is an expert computer hacker and a tech specialist within Fourth Echelon. Prior to joining Fourth Echelon, Charlie worked in PMC Paladin 9 with Sam Fisher and Victor Coste before ending up in Fourth Echelon at Sam's request. He was part of the Cyberattack at Demacia. Cole is both equal parts brilliant and reckless, credited in part to his lack of thinking ahead of time. He has an active social life and possesses a self-deprecating charm, useful for smoothing out rough circumstances. Life is just a game to him, and he has a knack for winning it.